For months, Creed's been telling people he was having a bee birthday party. He loves the Bee Movie (the only kids DVD at my parents house so it has been watch too many times). He regularly pretends to be a bee so I guess a bee party was a given. I had some great ideas for other parties and tried to convince him, but he was certain about what he wanted. I was not so certain of what we would do for a bee party so I kept suggesting other things. Finally he said, "I know, I really want a Hello Kitty party!" Umm, so, bee birthday party it was, and he was SUPER excited (I would have been ok with a Hello Kitty party if he actually liked Hello Kitty, but before he said her name, I didn't even know he knew who Hello Kitty was).
I let him choose five friends to invite and we made them bee shirts for the festivities.here and then adjusted it a little and added wings to the back.
We just put up some honeycomb bees around the house and the decorations were done.
Creed barely slept the night before because he was so excited (picture him waking me up at 3 am to ask if it was time for his party yet) so he was crabby when everyone arrived and there were lots of tears (please tell me that your children do this too)We started off the party dancing to "Flight of the Bumblebees" which gave me a case of the giggles and a bunch of blurry photos. Then we colored bees.
this one, but it was snowing outside so while the kids colored we hid "pollen" around the house for them to collect (yellow pompoms, werthers, rolos, small cadbury eggs, etc.) I think it was their favorite part of the party. They were hard-working bees.
Then we ended with lunch. The napkins, paper bags, plates, straws, and candles were from Sweet Lulu. Have you checked out their shop? It's full of the sweetest party supplies. I wanted to buy two of everything and stock all my cupboards.
We had to have lots of honeycomb shaped oyster crackers on hand.